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CSHA 2018 Annual Convention & Exhibition 

March 22-25, 2018 | Sacramento Convention Center

Convention Rates & Hotel Information

Instructions for Submitting a Proposal

Please note: The deadline has been extended to Sunday,September 24, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. P.S.T.

Call for Proposals

1.  Click on the Call for Proposals hyperlink above, this will bring you to a new page.         

2.  Click on the Register tab to register an account. All users will need to register a new account.

3.  Enter your email address, password and confirm password. Click the Sign up button.

a.   An email will be sent to you. if you do not receive an email, check you junk folder.

4.   Click on the turquoise button in your email labeled, “Confirm Account.”

5.   A pop-up will appear stating, “Thank you for confirming your email.”

6.  Click on the “Please click here to login.”

7.   Login to your account.

8.  Once logged in, a turquoise box will pop up at the top of your screen indicating you have created a submission. You will be in edit mode of that submission.

9.   Read the Guidelines tab, this will cover the submission guidelines.

10. Complete all the required fields on all the tabs.

11. Click “Save,” on the bottom right of your screen after you complete each tab or any time as necessary. *If required fields are missing data, you will see the tabs with a red triangle.

12. Click on the “Submit” button on the bottom right of your screen when you are ready to submit your abstract.

13. You will receive an email confirming your submission. 

Submission Guidelines

Proposals will only be accepted through the online proposal system.  Proposals will not be accepted in any other manner, or past the submission deadline of Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:59 PST.

Acceptance and Rejection Notifications

Session and workshop proposals submitted by Friday, September 22 deadline will be blind reviewed in the fall, and notifications will be sent to submitter in late November . Notifications and subsequent presenter instructions are sent to the person who submitted the original proposal. All authors participating in a presentation (presenting authors) shall register for the CSHA Annual Convention. Presenters are responsible for payment of their convention registration fees. Only Invited Speakers receive complimentary registration.

Each submission must include the following:

  • A title of no more than 12 words. Make sure your title accurately depict the content of your session
  • 3 Learner Outcomes
  • A description for the conference program (no more than 75 words).
  • A program summary and description (no more than 750 words). The summary should include the purpose, procedures, and results. You are encouraged to include a time ordered agenda (This information is not published).
  • A list of 3 references and/or practices which shows the supporting evidence behind your topic.
  • A completed submission and Disclosure Policy questions for each presenter.
  • A completed presenter agreement.

Presentation Types

90 Minute seminar - These seminars typically discuss published intervention approaches, models, and practices, but are more conducive to a shorter 90-minute format.

3 hour seminar - These seminars typically discuss published intervention approaches, models, and practices.

Poster presentations - offer presenters and participants an opportunity for discussion and dialogue and are an excellent medium for topics that lend themselves to display. Posters are not intended as a forum for sales or marketing activity. Authors must be prepared to construct a poster exhibit that will be mounted on a 4’ by 8’ wide board. 

Student Research Presentations (15 Minutes) - These presentations typically discuss completed or nearly completed research by students as part of their thesis or culminating projects. 

Content Areas

  • Audiology & Related Issues
  • Autism & Related Issues
  • Clinical Issues - includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.
  • Language & Literacy
  • Medically-Based Disorders
  • Professional Issues
  • Special Populations
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Supervision, Leadership & Management


  • School
  • Hospital/Rehab
  • Clinic
  • Private
  • All Settings


  • Infant/toddler
  • Pre-school
  • School-Age
  • Pre-Adolescents
  • Adults
  • All Ages

Conflict of Interest

ASHA’s Continuing Education Board defines a conflict of interest as any financial or non-financial consideration or relationship relevant to course content that compromises or has the potential to compromise professional judgment. Providers of events approved for ASHA CEUs must identify and disclose to participants any such interest on the part of any speaker or instructor.*Having a disclosable financial or non-financial relationship does not prevent you from speaking. Disclosing such relationships is intended to give Convention attendees a more complete context in which to consider the information you provide. As a general guideline, err on the side of disclosure. 

Disclosure Policy

All CSHA presenters are required to complete the disclosure questions in order to be considered for presentation. New requirements from ASHA’s Continuing Education board required practices for all providers of ASHA continuing education. The most substantial addition is known as Requirement 3: Transparency in Course Planning, Delivery, and Marketing, which took effect in 2012. Designed to promote transparency in the design, development, and presentation of courses offered for ASHA CEUs, the requirement aligns ASHA with current practices among other professions, particularly in the continuing medical education arena. As a result, everyone submitting a presentation, or listed as an author for a presentation for consideration at an ASHA event, is required to complete a disclosure indicating any financial or non-financial relationship related to the content of the proposed session.


For more information or inquiries regarding the Call for Proposals, please send an email to or call (916) 921-1568. We look forward to seeing you at the Annual CSHA Convention & Exhibition, March 22-25, 2018 in Sacramento, CA.



Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus

2018 Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus will be available the end of October!


At the Convention

Course Schedule

Top presenters in our field will provide 24 CE hours covering a wide range of topics.



Interview Placement Room

Find the next step for your career at the Annual Convention.


Seminars and workshops specifically tailored to students.